U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center
|Release Date: 11/22/10|
Trails Center Announces Holiday on the Homestead:
Bundle up and visit the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) for a day of holiday cheer and family fun. The event is free and open to the public.
The Trails Center’s annual "Holiday on the Homestead" will be held on Saturday, Dec 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will feature holiday music, and a variety of activities, including making paper snowflakes and ornaments, and dipping pretzels into chocolate melted in a Dutch oven at the Prairie Sweet Shop.
"Holiday on the Homestead is a community holiday celebration," said Trails Center Director Mike Abel. "We are offering a variety of family-oriented, educational and fun activities."
The following is a list of activities for the event:
For more information about "Holiday on the Homestead," contact Alex Rose at the NHTIC, (307) 261-7700.
The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.
The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on winter hours, and is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center 1501 North Poplar St. Casper, WY 82601
|Last updated: 11-22-2010|
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